Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording

wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 03:15pm
Carolee Carmello tweeted that the cast recording of Scandalous is being recorded today. This is the first I've heard of it happening.

Link to tweet
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 03:17pm
That came out of the blue. Wonder who is paying for it.
Mary had a little lamb : The PC signature line.
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 03:21pm
Kathy Lee? Her show is a hit, I tell you and all hits deserve to be preserved for posterity!
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 03:21pm
They should call it "Today with Ka-Ching Lee and Hoda"

Updated On: 2/1/13 at 03:21 PM
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 05:23pm
Very funny, Wynbish. How about "Today with Ka-Ching Lee and Hoda Kot-Bee"
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 08:38pm
Yay!

I figured it would get recorded. You can't expect a show to be a popular licensed title these days without a reference recording. I doubt it will be, but a recording will help.

I wonder if the actor's Broadway contracts have expired by this point? I know equity requires the actors and musicians to receive twice their salary for a recording, but that's when the show is still running and the contracts are still valid. If the contracts have expired I believe the pay is negotiable and possibly makes the whole project cheaper now.

That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
Updated On: 2/1/13 at 08:38 PM
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/1/13 at 10:11pm
Somehow I'm not surprised. Still very random though.
Dave516
Chorus Member
joined:9/19/08
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 12:52am
I'm surprised, but not really surprised. Kathy Lee has likely put something into this because the other producers have already lost millions. Having a cast recording will help it as far as licensing goes, but I still don't see this becoming a popular title to be produced.

Regarding being cheaper since it has closed, Equity has a requirement that if a cast recording is made of a broadway show any time within a certain window (I believe it is either 6 or 9 months), the producers must use their Broadway cast to record the album. They would get paid the same amount they would have been guaranteed if the show was still running. If they want to avoid this expense or use other people in the album, they would have to wait until the window expires. This is why a recording was so long in the making for Frank Wildhorn's Dracula.

Scandalous is still well within this window, so the producers are not receiving any kind of price break here.

RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 01:28am
I can't imagine the cast salaries were all that high anyway.

Do you think they will try to tour this? It should have played some places regionally first to get some buzz going. I've never seen a show that had so little buzz about it or such a little audience.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 01:58am
^It had 3 regional productions in 2005, 2007 and 2011. I think it was still called "Saving Aimee" though.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 02:15am
Well it will be nice to have Rise Up and Such a Time as This on CD...
"Heck anyone with a ticket stub is qualified to have an opinion." - Dramamama
emilyfaye48
Broadway Star
joined:3/19/09
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 02:35am
It would have been a great tragedy if Mello's incredible vocal performance was not recorded for posterity
Without bread we'd just be hungry but without theatre we'd be dead
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 02:54am
She sounded great, just a horribly constructed show.

I don't mean to rehash it, but to have a show where the narrator is also the main character just doesn't really work in a musical. You can't give them these long winded passages and then have them sing a 4min song.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/2/13 at 11:02pm
I thought it was a mistake having her play young aimee as well. It should have been done a different younger actress.
Mary had a little lamb : The PC signature line.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/3/13 at 12:09am
Heaven help me, I may have to listen to it just to hear "It's Just You" again--the only song I really liked in the show.
bryan
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted: 2/3/13 at 06:36pm
just like cry baby was a hit and not on cd and it should be on cd